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Analysis: Mick Beddoes And Why He Was Out Of Political Arena For Some Time

Analysis: Mick Beddoes  And Why He Was Out  Of Political Arena  For Some Time
Mick Beddoes
August 25
11:04 2018

Old horse Mick Beddoes has made his intention known to re-enter Fiji’s political scene.

Mick is best remembered as the Opposition Leader who had only one other Member of Parliament from his Party.

He has had a very colourful political career but as he pointed out in his latest post on his official Facebook post, he was deliberately quiet, not because he had given up on politics. No.

He was quiet because he was “negotiating settlement of my constitutional entitlement as a former Leader of the Opposition and I considered it inappropriate that I continue commenting on the government, while negotiating the settlement of my entitlements that they have withheld for 12 years.”

Many had thought he left because he was very critical of Sitiveni Rabuka taking over as leader of SODELPA and of course who can forget all the questions which were raised about his position within the Opposition office.

But, it seems the former SODELPA leader Ro Teimumu Kepa and her staff had played a big role in assisting him get his entitlements.

While in his post Mick talks about keeping quiet, he makes no mention about any role he may or may not have played in setting up HOPE. He and former SODELPA  youth leader who left that Party but went back to it after some soul searching- Pita Waqavonovono – had talked initially about HOPE.

Why Mick cannot be taken seriously?

During his stint with SODELPA, Mick had undertaken a series of questionable surveys. He had unsuccessfully tried to lead a boycott Fiji Sun fight, which was not even taken on board by SODELPA collegues.

He is back with more fun surveys and researches and “managed to compile a string of eye opening and factually based reports” that he will start to release before the end of this month.

If his new research and reports are anything like his previous boycott Fiji Sun attempts, it will not take him far.

Feedback:  jyotip@fijisun.com.fj

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